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Lasik Specialist

Vision Corner

Optometrist, Eye Doctor, Blue Light Glasses, and Dry Eye Doctor in Houston TX

Do you dream of waking up and being able to see clearly without reaching for your glasses? It’s time to talk to Sophia Barnes, OD, at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, about LASIK corrective eye surgery. Dr. Barnes can determine if you’re a LASIK candidate and works with the best local LASIK surgeons to manage your operation and aftercare. Call Vision Corner or schedule a consultation online today to find out if LASIK is right for you.

Lasik Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is an innovative procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea, correcting refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

When you have LASIK surgery, your surgeon begins by providing numbing eye drops and placing a device over your eyes to hold them open. Then, they use computer technology to map your corneas and adjust the laser to address your needs. 

You won’t feel any pain during the surgery. You look into a target light for just a few minutes while the laser reshapes your cornea and corrects your vision.

A friend or family member needs to drive you home after your procedure, and you should plan on spending the remainder of the day resting. Your ophthalmologist provides an eye guard for you to wear while you’re sleeping.

Your vision should be clear by the next morning, and it continues to become sharper over the next few weeks. Your eyes might feel itchy, gritty, or irritated for a few days, but you shouldn’t rub your eyes at all while they heal.

The team provides your aftercare checkups at Vision Corner to make sure your LASIK procedure was successful and that your vision has been corrected. Your provider works closely with your LASIK surgeon before, during, and after your surgery to ensure you receive the best possible care. 

What are the benefits of LASIK?

One of the most popular benefits of LASIK is being able to see clearly without corrective lenses. Additionally, the procedure is quick, usually only taking between 5-10 minutes for each eye. 

You also recover rapidly and can even drive after the team performs your postoperative eye exam to ensure your vision has been fully corrected. 

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

At Vision Corner, the team provides comprehensive exams to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery. They check your prescription, retina, and corneal thickness. The team also checks your tear quality and quantity, as LASIK can cause dry eye symptoms. 

Good LASIK candidates have the following attributes, including:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • Have a stable corrective lens prescription
  • Have a prescription within the LASIK parameters
  • Have healthy eyes and sufficiently thick corneas
  • Can lie flat on their backs for the duration of the surgery

If you’re interested in LASIK, call Vision Corner or make an appointment online today to book your LASIK consultation.